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Rob Tabatchnick
Rob Tabatchnick

Hometown:
Livingston, N.J.

High School:
Livingston

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 215

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
02/20/1986

Experience:
4L


Career Stats in PDF Format

AS A SENIOR: Fourth-year walk-on did not play first half of the season due to an injury but played final seven games, including a starting assignment in his final career game at Spartan Stadium vs. Penn State . . . recorded 17 tackles in 2007 and had 39 for his career . . . registered two tackles vs. Michigan . . . recorded a career-high seven tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, at Purdue . . . in first career start vs. Penn State, recorded three tackles and two pass break-ups . . . outstanding all-around game in the Champs Sports Bowl vs. Boston College, tying for a team-best five tackles . . . registered two tackles for loss (15 yards), including a 14-yard sack...also had two pass break-ups . . . AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in eight games . . . credited with two tackles and 24 special teams production points . . . assisted on two tackles vs. Ohio State . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in all 11 games in 2005 . . . produced 12 tackles (9 solos, 3 assists), including three for losses (25 yards) . . . totaled three solo hits vs. Indiana, including a 1-yard loss . . . assisted on two stops vs. Notre Dame . . . recorded three solo tackles in the season opener vs. Kent State, including two for losses (24 yards) . . . ranked No. 2 on the special teams leaderboard with 144 production points . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 11 of 12 games - all on special teams - in 2004 (DNP vs. Iowa) . . . compiled 66 production points on special teams, including eight tackles (3 solos, 5 assists) . . . posted two tackles each vs. Wisconsin (0-2), Minnesota (0-2) and Notre Dame (1-1) . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Earned first-team all-state, all-county and all-conference honors as a senior . . . selected Essex County Defensive Player of the Year in 2003 . . . three-year starter at free safety and running back for Coach Bill Tracy at Livingston (N.J.) High School . . . helped lead Livingston (10-1 record) to its first playoff appearance in 30 years, advancing all the way to the 2003 state semifinals . . . recorded 85 tackles and four interceptions as a senior . . . rushed for 1,400 yards in 2003, including a career-best 228 yards and three touchdowns vs. West Morris Central . . . led Essex County in scoring as a senior, with 22 TDs . . . honorable mention all-state pick as a junior . . . produced 90 tackles and seven interceptions in 2002 . . . gained 1,200 rushing yards and scored 16 TDs as a junior while being named to the all-county and allconference teams . . . also lettered twice as a forward on the Lancer basketball team . . . son of Lon and Marcia Tabatchnick . . . born Feb. 20, 1986 . . . majoring in construction management.